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Jefferson County School District

Superintendent's Message


Marianne Arbulu

As we begin the 2020-2021 school year, it seems the perfect time to reflect on our progress, and one can say with confidence that the district is better today, both academically and financially, than it was four years ago. Improvement is a continuous process, a cycle of reflection and revision of goals and processes, because the expectations of our education system continue to rise. To be sure, progress is a result of effort and focus on goals and challenges within a dynamic education landscape.

Progress remains a collaborative effort with everyone engaged – teachers, school administrators, support staff, parents, volunteers, the charter governing board, district staff, the school board and many external partners who share their energy and expertise to ensure that Jefferson County has a high quality school system; to everyone involved, I give my heartfelt thanks. Sustainable change is hard work and sometimes presents conflict; we are not immune to those forces, but remain fierce in our mission to established at the beginning of this journey. 

As your Superintendent, I am unwavering in my commitment to improve the quality of education for all county students, to support school choice and to insure the sustainability of our education system.

On August 31st, we embark upon the fourth year with Somerset Academy, and while the new school year will be filled with uncertainty due to COVID-19, we look forward to educating our students, helping them find their purpose and motivation to be successful in life.  The new year will look and be very different, but  it is still an exciting time for students - new classes, new friends and new challenges to overcome, and together, we share in their excitement.  Join us as we celebrate the new 2020-2021 school year brought to you through public education! 




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1490 West Washington Street
Monticello, FL 32344